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Resources, mining and minerals

From exploration and environmental assessment to decommissioning and restoration, Curtin has an exceptional track record of research across the spectrum of resources activities.

Ranked second in the world and first in Australia* for Mineral and Mining Engineering, we’re driving collaborations in future-focused areas such as automation and decommissioning, and our Indigenous Chair for Biodiversity and Environmental Science is helping resources industries consider Aboriginal cultural and environmental principles.

In The Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR), our researchers are helping to locate giant deposits and extract and recover precious metals, and researchers in The Gold Technology Group have built and developed the commercially successful Carbon Scout.

Research into the requirements for mine site restoration is helping the industry deliver better financial, social and environmental outcomes. In the area of health and safety, mining engineering researchers specialising in fluid dynamics are improving mine ventilation and dust control, and have developed an effective dust suppressor for aluminium production.

*2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject.